September 16, 2015
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, announced today that its industry leading Q-Cab160 and Q-Cab180 product series is now available through the Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) network. Ryder, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, is now able to offer its customers the needed capacity in a single module and the benefit of weight reduction and fuel efficiency with this new system offering. The revolutionary 3-tank CNG Module can either be configured as a Q-Cab160 (160 diesel gallon equivalent module) or Q-Cab180 (180 diesel gallon equivalent module).
Traditionally, the long haul market has been limited to diesel trucks due to CNG fuel systems limitations in supporting long range trucks at acceptable weights and capacity levels. Quantum's launch of its innovative, light weight, high capacity CNG systems, incorporating its industry leading storage tanks, provides the necessary weight and capacity model that makes long haul with CNG possible. Many long haul trucking firms are now considering CNG as a viable and much lower cost transportation fuel; therefore, Quantum works with commercial fleet management companies such as Ryder to provide specialized vehicles for the transportation needs of each trucking firm.
"Ryder continues to be a leader in successfully implementing CNG vehicle solutions in a broad range of applications from local delivery to regional distribution and long haul applications," said Mr. Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum. "Ryder is now opening a new frontier in CNG for long haul trucking," concluded Mr. Olson.
"Quantum's high quality and light-weight CNG fuel system modules are the most efficient and cost effective systems in the market and it's this technology advantage that makes long haul CNG applications work," said Scott Perry, Ryder Vice President of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products. "Quantum's new light weight systems are enabling the use of CNG in long haul applications and providing an excellent value proposition for our customers."
Quantum pioneered type IV composite technology to achieve the highest storage efficiency and capacity of its CNG tanks and complete fuel systems. Quantum's Q-RailLITE, Q-CabLITE, and now its Q-Cab160 and Q-Cab180, CNG fuel modules contain Quantum's proprietary, ultra-light patented Q-Lite® CNG storage cylinders which allows lighter weight structures while still meeting critical shock and vibration requirements. These cylinders are now being offered in 30-inch diameter configurations enabling efficient and cost effective storage solutions. The combination of the lightest and highest capacity tanks in the world and highly engineered lightweight structures enables Quantum to provide the lightest CNG systems with the highest diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per pound in the industry.
About Mansfield Energy Corp:
For 60 years, Mansfield has been creatively solving commercial, industrial, and municipal customers’ most demanding energy procurement, supply, and logistics challenges. Today, the company provides energy commodities and related services to 6,000 customers in 18,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The company’s expertise covers a broad range of transportation and facilities energy from traditional petroleum products, CNG, renewable fuels, and specialty chemicals to power and natural gas. Mansfield employees are committed to their customers’ success, abiding by five core principles - Integrity, Excellence, Conscientiousness, Innovation, and Personal Service. The company is headquartered in Gainesville, GA (just north of Atlanta) with regional operations centers located in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Bloomington, MN, and Calgary, Alberta Canada.
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